Pinot Bianco

Cantina Terlan

Vorberg Riserva Terlano Pinot Bianco 2016

So yummy!!!!! Worthy the extra money had the 2016 — 4 days ago

Skerk

Ograde Carso Bianco Vitovska Blend

sweet, salty, fruity, floral, acidic, apricot... — 5 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Shay A
9.3

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Really enjoyed my visiting with Will at Mending Wall where he poured Rivers-Marie as well as his personal label William & Mary.

I’m scoring this the same as the Occidental it was next to, but for different reasons. This, for my tastes, is a hold for the next few years. Herbal and floral, with a refreshingly low ABV yet still powerful. Spice box, herbs de Provence, cedar, and kirsch like. Lots in reserve here.
— a day ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : you are absolutely right about the Summa and Occidental. Very different in style but yet both delicious. The best of these 18’s is to come!

Marchesi Antinori

Villa Antinori Toscana Pinot Bianco Blend 2015

I do not usually do white but this is definitely a keeper. Nice finish! — 13 days ago

Monterustico

Langhe Bianco Arneis Blend 2016

A really nice Arneis blend from GD Vajra. A little Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc thrown in for good measure, producing a richer finish. Decent QPR, found at Whole Foods. — 10 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Shay A
9.3

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Really enjoyed my visiting with Will at Mending Wall where he poured Rivers-Marie as well as his personal label William & Mary.

Such a treat to try this side by side with the Summa. Very different. Quite a bit more sweet and ripe fruit here framed by good acidity and herbal crunch. Some blood orange and tangy red fruits mixed with blackberries and a great finish. Will get better, but hard to wait!
— a day ago

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Fattoria La Rivolta

Sannio Taburno Greco Bianco 2017

Subtle tropical fruits. Perfect acidity. Mineral. Mouth filling.

Stunning. One of the great white wines of Italy.
— 9 days ago

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Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Corinne Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Shay A
9.2

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

It was my first time trying Moone-Tsai wines aside from their widely distributed Napa Valley Cab, so some of these were totally brand new to me. Melka is the winemaker.

Inaugural vintage for this wine. Fruit is coming from Petaluma Gap. This seems to have a Burgundian flair, but the fruit won’t allow it to go fully there. Fairly ripe black cherries, crunchy cranberries, underbrush, black tea and slightly green. Mellow on the palate with more tannin than acidity right now (which seems unique), and a definite dried floral, dried black fruit and herbal streak down the middle of the palate. Needs some time.
— 10 hours ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Wow. These are all new to me. I only am familiar with their Napa Cab. Great reviews.
Shay A

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@Deborah M : If you like Melka’s style, these are up your alley. I was really captivated by the Paige Cuvee Chardonnay, but all three cabs were flat out incredible.

Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Chanlins 1er Cru Pommard Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is low key one of the most incredible wines from Chavy-Chouet. Classic Pommard nose. Stones, underbrush and refined yet brambly red fruits. A lot more is buried under there. Spice and smoke and clearly defined minerals after some air. Really a wow nose. Incredible purity and balance with sour cherry and sweet cherry fruit of the mid season kind. Very pure. Delicious. Great freshness and balance as well. Elegant and pure. Long. Gorgeous tannins. Substantial yet pure. Such energy and precision. Elegant and powerful. The most “Barolo” of all the Burgundy villages. Great stuff . — 8 hours ago

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